93 ABA Journal Alaska articles.
Alaska Native leaders called on U.S. Attorney General William Barr for federal aid and greater authority for tribes to prosecute certain crimes, saying Wednesday that a dangerous lack of law…
May 31, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the National Park Service did not have the authority to ban use of hovercrafts on Alaska’s Nation River.
The high court ruled on…
Mar 26, 2019 2:35 PM CDT
On Nov. 30, Alaska residents experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. While there were no casualties, there have been nearly 5,000 aftershocks since. This has resulted in ongoing damage coupled with…
Mar 11, 2019 11:30 AM CDT
Nov 19, 2018 9:23 AM CST
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he plans to propose legislation that would make unwanted contact with semen a sex crime following an outcry over a plea deal for a man…
Sep 27, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
Sep 1, 2018 2:25 AM CDT
Jul 17, 2018 3:26 PM CDT
The impact of the hurricanes over the island was not uniform, with some areas suffering extreme devastation. There was greater havoc in the eastern and central parts of the island, so many lawyers in those communities are still without power in their offices.
Feb 1, 2018 12:03 AM CST
Louisiana is part of a nationwide movement toward justice reinvestment—policies aimed at simultaneously reducing crime and reining in corrections spending, while still holding offenders accountable. Gelb calls those goals “our holy trinity.”
Dec 1, 2017 12:10 AM CST
A legal aid office serving a heavily Navajo clientele is shutting three of its nine offices for financial reasons, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday.
DNA-People’s Legal Services…
Aug 21, 2017 4:00 PM CDT
An Alaska law that took effect this month requires divorce court judges to consider the well-being of pets when making decisions about which spouse gets to keep the animals.
Jan 31, 2017 10:26 AM CST
Nov 8, 2016 8:00 AM CST
Federal agencies may classify species as threatened based on projected habitat loss due to climate change, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
The ruling came in a…
Oct 25, 2016 3:00 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated a federal appeals court decision finding the National Park Service had the authority to ban hovercraft on Alaska’s Nation River.
The San Francisco-based 9th…
Mar 22, 2016 12:12 PM CDT
A former municipal prosecutor in Anchorage has been convicted of defrauding a widow out of $52 million, KTUU reported Tuesday.
A federal jury found Mark Avery, 57, guilty…
Mar 2, 2016 4:40 PM CST